Originally Posted by 97 bulls
Why are the projectiles (bullets) fired?
How should I know? There are tens of millions of gun owners who use their firearms for a myriad of purposes. What the projectile is aimed at is entirely up to the person pulling the trigger.
If I had to wager a guess, I would say they are being fired for hunting, target shooting or in self defense, as these things comprise 99.999999999% of firearm use in the United States.